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Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher and highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, such as How Big is Too Small?, Little Cat and the Big Red Bus, Today We Have No Plans, and Go Go and the Silver Shoes. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award and the Aurealis Award. Her books have also been shortlisted in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards.
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Books by Jane Godwin
Pippi loves her special Little One: she’s soft like mist and always warm, and she’s there for Pippi through night and day. Together, they sit at the window and wonder at the world. But one day, Little One goes missing. Pippi feels lost too, but perhaps she can learn to wonder at the world without Little One by her side … From a wonderful new pairing of Jane Godwin and Gabriel Evans comes a timeless story that reminds us nothing is ever truly lost.
Best Suited for ages 2-7 Years
Toddlers have many ways of making themselves understood!
In this clever and delightful story, a young child’s day is explored through five words that all toddlers use to communicate.
Best Suited 4-7 Years
Arno and his Horse is a beautifully written rhyming text, matched with exquisite illustrations, that explores love, memory, loss and the power objects can hold.
Best Suited for ages 3-6 Years
Don’t forget to make your bed,
and wear socks that fit your feet…
Don’t forget to care, to play,
To run, to laugh…
Sometimes, we need to remember all the things we can do to be part of the world. Small things, like offering a smile. And bigger things, like hoping, dreaming, imagining…
Best Suited 3-7 Years
Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons. Combining Jane Godwin’s sparkling text and Alison Lester’s whimsical watercolours, Sing Me the Summer celebrates those precious everyday moments that stay with us forever.
Best Suited for ages 13+Years
A beautiful and timely coming-of-age story about finding out who you are in the face of crisis and change.